Eliot Partners with the Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham and Wakefield to provide mental health services

May 31, 2023

“Just a few months after launching the new “Here & Now” mental health initiative, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield are proud to announce an innovative addition to their offerings – a collaboration with Eliot Community Human Services.  Under the new partnership, master-level clinicians will be placed on-site at the Clubs to provide elevated support and invaluable mental health resources within the middle and high school aged programs, including crucial therapeutic services for members and families, social and emotional learning activities in the after school and summer camp programs, Trauma Informed Care training for all Club staff, and more…[READ]

Mayor Michelle Wu Announces $16.5 million from HUD to address unsheltered homelessness

May 4, 2023

“Mayor Michelle Wu today announced that the City of Boston has been awarded $16.5 million over three years, the full amount requested, from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address unsheltered homelessness, securing unprecedented resources to build on the City’s housing-centered approach to the intersecting crises of unsheltered homelessness, substance use disorder, and mental health centered in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard. In addition to receiving the funding, the City was also awarded 76 stability vouchers to support residents and families ability to stay in housing…[READ]” 

The Bright Horizons Foundation for Children to Open Two Bright Spaces at Eliot Early Intervention Center

March 22, 2023

“The Bright Horizons Foundation for Children opened two Bright Spaces at the Eliot Early Intervention Center, 43 Dartmouth Street in Malden, MA in honor of Bright Horizons’ founders Roger Brown and Linda Mason. The founders joined Bright Horizons’ CEO Stephen Kramer along with additional company executives and board members to cut the ribbon and celebrate the openings on March 22….[READ]” 

Eliot houses 50 homeless people from Mass and Cass 

February 22, 2023

“Eliot Community Human Services Director of Homeless and Outreach Services Keith Wales recalls when his team first met Rob* on Mass and Cass. 

‘When our team first encountered Rob, he had reportedly been in the prayer position for several hours asking for his mother,’ said Wales. 

Rob eventually transitioned into Eliot’s homelessness program.  After a lot of engagement & support, Rob has opted to take medication to help treat his psychiatric illness and is in the process of transitioning into his own apartment.Rob is just one of the many success stories Wales fondly remembers. ..[READ]” 

Expanding access to mental-health services

January 10, 2023

“The Commonwealth has created a program providing easy access to mental health services through the establishment of a Behavioral Health Help Line to be administered by licensed behavioral health centers. Eliot Community Human Services is participating in this program. We are proposing that the City and community leaders team with Eliot on the Community Behavioral Health Center (CHBC) initiative…[READ]” 

How a nonprofit moved 150 people from ‘Mass. and Cass’ into permanent housing, and is helping them stay there

October 19, 2022

“When someone is homeless and sleeping on the street, it’s not easy to help them find a permanent home and adjust to a new way of life. Now imagine helping 150 people do that.

That’s what workers from the nonprofit Eliot Community Human Services did in Boston over the past 12 months…[READ]

After leaving ‘Mass. and Cass,’ former Sox minor league pitcher has ‘team’ helping him toward recovery

“One year has passed since Boston officials declared an encampment near Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard a public health crisis. At the time, more than 300 people were living on sidewalks, in tents and under makeshift shelters across about five city blocks…[READ]

August 2022

“One in five adults experience mental illness each year and one in twenty experience serious mental illness.  Eliot’s Behavioral Health Community Partner (BHCP)  Program highlights that targeting resources, fully integrating teams, developing care plans that encourage patient buy-in, and attending to outcomes are the building blocks of improved health and overall wellness for individuals experiencing challenges related to mental health, substance use, and complex physical health issues.” [MORE]

June 24, 2022

“The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be sending more than $1.4 million to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to reimburse the commonwealth for the costs associated with the sheltering of homeless persons who contracted the coronavirus during the COVID-19 pandemic.” [MORE]

February 2022

“Eliot pursued strategic planning and process implementation support to engage ACOs in developing coordinated workflows to improve ACO/CP shared quality measures, and to demonstrate Eliot’s value as a Behavioral Health Community Partner to MassHealth ACOs.”

August 18, 2021

EVERETT, Mass. — Families will now be juggling their booster shot schedule for the start of the school year.

Some families are concerned the waning vaccines may make them more vulnerable to spread as their children go back to school. This year, back-to-school supplies are also becoming things like PPE and Covid vaccines. [MORE]


December 18, 2020

NORTHAMPTON — On Tuesday afternoon, Christina Remmes, who goes by “Smiles,” was busking on Main Street in front of the empty storefront that once housed Faces, playing “The Rivers of Texas” on her guitar and collecting some money in her case. She chatted with friends as they walked by, handing one person some change from her guitar case. [MORE]


Reinventing Care for the most vulnerable, at risk patients.

December 1, 2020

Eliot Community Human Services is committed to serving the most vulnerable of populations – those at risk with limited or no resources for help. We reached out to healthcare industry thought leaders and other interested partners to elicit their input on care. We are pleased to share our findings in Reinventing Care for the most vulnerable, at risk patients. Learn more here.  

A Letter from Eliot CEO Kate Markarian

September 15, 2020

Eliot has been engaging in ongoing work regarding equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the organization. Read this letter from Eliot CEO Kate Markarian to Eliot staff regarding Eliot’s efforts on diversity and inclusion…[Read Here]

Malden YMCA supports Eliot Family Resource Center’s food pantry

April 20, 2020

The Malden YMCA has been serving the Everett, Malden and Medford communities since 1881 with programs focused on healthy living, youth development and social responsibility. Despite facility closures and program cancelations in response to the COVID-19 crisis, they have retooled their efforts to offer virtual fitness programs, regular phone check-ins with vulnerable members and a ramp-up of emergency food and meal distribution…[MORE]

New Bedford’s JoJo Goodine working with at-risk youth

April 19, 2020

Everytime he looks at his hands, JoJo Goodine is constantly reminded of his playing days at New Bedford High. And it’s a good thing.“We played the Super Bowl on the astroturf at Boston College my junior year,” said Goodine.”….[MORE]


Central Middlesex Police Partnership welcomes Jail Diversion Program clinician

July 8, 2019

The police chiefs of Acton, Bedford, Concord, Carlisle, Lincoln, Lexington, Stow, Maynard and Hanscom Air Force Base, which make up the Central Middlesex Police Partnership, announced that the Bedford Police Department has a new Jail Diversion Program clinician, Mackenzie Dezieck….[MORE]

Must-know Mental Health and Homeless Services Resources

July 3, 2019

Massachusetts librarians are fortunate to have a mental health organization to connect with for support for patrons experiencing homelessness and mental illness…[MORE]

Elm Brook Place to host first art show

June 17, 2019

Elm Brook Place, a program in Burlington serving people with mental illness, is inviting the community to a first-of-its-kind art show on June 22…[MORE]

North Reading Police Established Partnership

June 7, 2019

North Reading Police Department has dramatically increased its capacity for supporting the mental health needs of residents…[MORE]

Nashoba Valley Community Healthcare Fund Awards Grants

May 24, 2019

The Greater Lowell Community Foundation and the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts announced that they had awarded $176,881 in grants to a total of 18 local nonprofits…[MORE]

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